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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Renewal

A day or so ago I wrote about being dry in my relationship with the Lord.  I am not sure how you deal with that, but this morning I was thinking through that and some things became clearer for me.  I do not know about you but sometimes the Christian life becomes somewhat of a chore.  The prayer list gets longer.  Answers do not seem to be coming.  I feel somewhat useless since those prayers are not getting answered.
We are renewed and refreshed when we cast all of our burdens on Him.
Sometimes I take on that  burden.  It is like if I do not pray enough then the things on the list will not happen.  It becomes overwhelming.

This morning I was feeling that way.  I stopped and just gave it up.  I spent time just giving all of it to the Lord.  I got in a position of surrender of all of the things that were on my plate or that I had added to my plate.  1 Peter 5:7 tells me that was what I was supposed to do.  Cast that all on Him.  Not take those burdens, but rather receive His grace.  That is refreshment.  That is renewal.

5 comments:

  1. Mike,
    In light of this past week, I'm counting 100% on His grace. I don't do well praying for myself (except begging for forgiveness and mercy) and so I don't always get the 'chores' done either. There are many other needs even greater than mine.

    I'm praying that I will have a chance to witness for the Lord in a positive way to whomever will listen and through my actions in the coming period of time that I will be granted.

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  2. Surrender and grace - that seems a lot like a spiritual "dynamic duo!"

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  3. An important reminder. Thank you!

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  4. An important reminder. Thank you!

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